During the last month, I've tried to return us to normal--attending church, going on outings with Addie, and not watching movies all day long =). This week, Lincoln tagged along while we went to a bookstore, playground, and botanical gardens. Thankfully, Adeline continues to love on Lincoln at every opportunity. She enjoys greeting him when he wakes from a nap, rubbing his head, kissing him, comforting him when he cries, and offering him toys. As for Lincoln, he likes swinging, being held, a warm bath, and listening to music. This month he's practicing smiling, cooing, sucking his fingers, and grasping dangling toys.
Dairy is back in my diet with no adverse sign from Lincoln. Now, the doctor wants me to remove wheat to see if it may be causing his constipation. Adeline was allergic to wheat during her first year and the doc noted that that can be genetic. I can live without dairy, but wheat is SUCH a challenge for me. Hopefully that's not the issue! She suggested I give him two ounces of juice daily to see if the sugar helps him to poop. If not, we're to go back in one week to continue troubleshooting. Tim and I joke about all the poop discussion that happens in our home =). (Addie has chronic constipation and I suffered from intestinal complications after my gall bladder removal.)
Lincoln ended the day with two vaccines and an annoyed nurse who clearly didn't approve of our delayed shot schedule, the same one we followed with Addie. He cried for a quick five seconds and then fell asleep, after being woken all afternoon. He's such a trooper! I'm eager to see what milestones month three brings. Again, profuse thanks to each of you that prayed for Lincoln's health this past month; I'm eternally grateful!